We specialise in delivering creative training for fellow musicians teachers and artists, to help embed creative techniques into their own lesson and workshop planning. We work collaboratively to explore new creative processes and develop a toolkit of activities to draw from in sessions.
Training sessions may focus on themes such as Collaboration and improvisation, Conjuring Creativity or Seeds for Songwriting.
We can also deliver away days and CPD workshops for corporate clients focusing on the use of creative techniques to build better collaboration, improvisation and flexibility in the workplace.
Some recent commissions include:
SoundsCreative's founder Tara Franks was invited by cultural producers Nimble Fish to form part of their artist team to devise and lead a series of creative training sessions funded by A New Direction.
These day-long INSETs were designed to give teachers time and space to experience new creative approaches and reflect on how they can embed these into their practice. 2 two sessions were run in response to the morning INSETS with Poet Nick Makoha and theatre maker Katharine Marwick.
In Autumn 2015 SoundsCreative was invited to South Korea by government organisation KACES to deliver training sessions with teaching artists from across the country. Tara Franks (creative director) and SoundsCreative connected artist Preetha Narayanan led a series of practical workshops and lectures focused on the SoundsCreative mission statement: 'connecting people through creative musical experiences'. They explored the processes and methodology of SoundsCreative. The week also involved a workshop with one of KACES supported schools and their parents/teachers.